hybrid martial arts

There are seven known forms of lightsaber combat. Shii-Cho is the most rudimentary form developed by the Jedi Order, establishing basic motions. Makashi is a graceful style that has become common in duels with the Sith. Soresu, or Way of the Mynock, is meant to be used in close-quarter fighting. Ataru is an acrobatic style best suited for open spaces. Shien, or Djem So, allows a Jedi to deflect blaster fire back at a foe, turning defense into offense. Niman, or Way of the Rancor, is a hybrid martial art that effectively combines elements of the preceding lightsaber forms into a single, generalized form; Niman balances out between the various specializations of the other forms, resulting in a style that lacks advantage, but also lacks any serious drawbacks. Finally, Juyo, or Vaapad, is the most aggressive and unpredictable form, earning the nickname “Ferocity Form.” Because of this, it is generally favored by users of the dark side of the Force, though it is practiced by Jedi as well. The form focuses on offense and has no defensive qualities. However, this is compensated by the speed of the wielder or his/her blade being double-sided.  

Force Crash, by Jiwon Kim.


A instructional video on Jun Fang Gung Fu, the system crafted by Sijo Bruce Lee (Seperate from the philosophy known as Jeet Kune Do). Drills and techniques performed by none other than Sifu/Professor Salem Assli, my Savate instructor. For those who don’t know the primary martial art I practice is Jun Fan Gung Fu and the one I hope to soon earn my certification under Guro Dan Inosanto. Here you have Prof Salem giving an exquisite example of the variety of techniques trained and taught within the Jun Fan Gung Fu cirricullum all with his own flair as is common with the style. Though there is a standardized cirricullum it is always left up to the student to decide precisely how they express this art, as per the Jeet Kune Do philosophy. This is exclusive to the Inosanto method and the Ted Wong method sticks to Sijo Lee’s personal style rather than focusing more on the individual and Jeet Kune Do Concepts. Note this video only shows on aspect of Jun Fan Gung Fu as the style also incorporates grappling as well.